São José dos Campos, February 1, 2010
– Embraer delivered the 100th Phenom 100 aircraft, last Friday, to JetSuite, a U.S.-based private jet charter company. The commemorative aircraft is the sixth delivered to this customer.
“Delivering the 100th Phenom 100 jet just over one year after its certification represents an important achievement for Embraer
,” said Luís
Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President – Executive Jets. “We are very glad to have delivered this commemorative plane to JetSuite and to contribute to their innovative and expanding business
“JetSuite is honored to accept this special aircraft from Embraer. We are delighted by our partnership, and are grateful for Embraer’s support and for the reliable, revolutionary jet they have produced
,” said JetSuite Air CEO Alex Wilcox. “Our brandnew Phenom 100 jets make for a much better flying experience than our competitors’ older, less efficient aircraft, and often at half the cost. Our customers share our love for the Phenom. When they fly on it once, they come back again and again
The Phenom 100 was certified in December 2008, and has proven to be the fastest jet in its class. Featuring an unparalleled level of comfort, the jet is equipped with the latest in cockpit and cabin design. It also offers a private aft lavatory, which is one of its competitive features. With a range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the Phenom 100 is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; London to Rome, in Europe; or Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The aircraft is flying in over ten countries and has already accumulated more than 7,000 flight hours.About JetSuite Air
JetSuite Air serves the greater western U.S. with a fleet of brand-new Phenom 100 aircraft, and has the youngest fleet in the industry. Founded by a group of experienced commercial airline entrepreneurs, including several founding members of JetBlue, JetSuite Air is focused on service and safety, and boasts the newest planes flown by some of the world’s most experienced pilots, with an average pilot experience of over 8,000 hours. JetSuite’s major markets are the greater Los Angeles and Orange County and the San Francisco Bay area, in California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. The company offers nonstop, or one-stop, service to virtually all points west of the Mississippi. More details are available at www.jetsuite.com
Note to Editors
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